Cristiana Palandri: "Noiseless"

Opening: Friday, March 12, 6–8 pm

Exhibition Dates: March 12 – May 2, 2010

As the final exhibition at the former Fruit & Flower Deli space, Scaramouche is pleased to present an exhibition by Italian artist Cristiana Palandri. Beginning in May, the gallery will move to its new premises at 52 Orchard Street, NYC.

For her first solo-show in New York, Palandri presents a selection of recent drawings and sculptures, as well as an installation specifically conceived for the gallery space. Building on her previous investigation with organic materials, this new body of work continues to explore the sculptural possibilities of human hair, animal bones and bees wax, which simultaneously act as both fragile, ephemeral elements, as well as objects that transcend life.

As if it were a Wunderkammer, the gallery is taken over by Palandri's personal microcosm of destabilized and reinvented structures, deformed pieces of furniture, and test tubes filled with exotic materials in dilution. Borrowing its title from her recent work “Noiseless”, the show articulates around the imperceptible processes of decomposition and transformation that the artist’s works undergo.

Cristiana Palandri (b. 1977, lives and works in Florence) is a graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Bologna. Her work has been exhibited in various public spaces and museums including BACC - Bangkok Art and Culture Centre; Quarter Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Florence; MLAC, Rome and Galleria Civica di Monza, Milan. Recently she is the recipient of the 52nd Premio Termoli Award 2009, and the A.T. Kearney Prize Milan, 2008.